We walked around the grounds of the inn and got a shot of our bungalow from across the pond:
We walked into town (about 2 miles away), got some lunch (not really worth mentioning) and decided to join the many tourists who rent motorbikes. This is our first time EVER trying to ride one of these and we’re not ashamed to admit that it took some practice. Mindy practiced alone at first:
…before she was ready to add a passenger on the back:
At night we found an Israeli restaurant and got some yummy falafels. Afterwards we walked around and discovered this temple. Since it looked like something was about to happen coupled with the fact that we knew today and tomorrow are holidays here, we decided to stay and observe the ceremony. The monks began a processional inside the gate and around the shrines, chanting all the while. Each shrine had a different day of the week on them. There is clearly a lot that we still have to learn about Thai Buddhism.
On the way home we bought gas at this machine. You put in some bills and a woman’s voice tells you to fill up (presumably since it was all in Thai) and when to stop pumping.
Stay tuned for what tomorrow will bring.
Mindy and Ligeia :):)